"Zach had a good camp but not quite as good as we thought and, at this point, it's a numbers thing and we had to get our roster down."
-- Carolina General Manager Jim Rutherford
"What I think I like most is it looks like he's having fun out there all the time. He's got a smile on his face and tongue hanging out and wants to do things to help the team. He's a young guy who wasn't on pins and needles worrying about making a mistake. He wants to create things with the puck and I thought that was great."
-- Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice